Posts tagged with "Weapons"

Success of DHS was built on relationship with Lab

Sep. 13, 2011 -  
Editor's note; The following is part of an ongoing series looking back at the events surrounding 9/11. Today's feature looks at the role the Laboratory played in establishing the Department of Homeland Security. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Parney Albright already had spent 16 years working in...

Lab technologies answer nation's call to prevent bioterrorism

Sep. 12, 2011 -  
Editor's note -- This is the final article in a series on the Lab's response to the 9/11 attacks. Today's feature looks at the Lab's role in protecting the nation against bioterorrism. In trying to protect the nation against bioterrorism, national lab and university scientists, public health...

Remembering September 11

Sep. 12, 2011 -  
What has become a solemn Lab tradition, a brief yet poignant ceremony was held Monday near the Superblock to commemorate the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001 in New York City, the Pentagon, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania. "Please pray for those who carry on without their loved ones," Chris Holm of...

Lab detects need for new radiation technologies

Sep. 8, 2011 -  
Editor's note: As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Newsline is running a series of articles on the Lab's response to events following the attacks. Today's story looks at the Lab's contributions to radiation detection. September 11, 2001 served as a turning point for the United States. The...

Lab's work provides BASIS for biodetection

Sep. 7, 2011 -  
Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories looking back at the Lab's response to events following Sept. 11. Today's piece focuses on the Lab's role in establishing BASIS - the Biological Aerosol Sentry and Information System - and BioWatch. By Stephen Wampler Telephone calls awakened...

Lab continues to answer the call for security

Sep. 6, 2011 -  
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles looking back at the Lab's response immediately following the Sept. 11 attacks and the Lab's response since that day 10 years ago. Today's article is adapted from a column by Wayne Shotts, the former head of the Nonproliferation, Arms Control...

Noble wins NNSA defense program award

Aug. 12, 2011 -  
The Lab's Chad Noble, a weapons designer/engineer in the Weapons and Complex Integration directorate, has been named a winner of a Defense Programs Employee of the Quarter award by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Recipients of the awards are recognized for going beyond the call...

Lindl, Rosen, Santer and Spencer named Distinguished Members Technical Staff

Jul. 19, 2011 -  
Four Laboratory employees have been named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff (DMTS) for their extraordinary scientific and technical contributions to the Laboratory and its missions as acknowledged by their professional peers and the larger community. John Lindl of the NIF and Photon Science...

Preventing close encounters of the orbiting kind

Apr. 26, 2011 -  
Each day, hundreds of active satellites as well as tens of thousands of pieces of "space junk" -- defunct satellites, bits of booster rockets and lost astronaut tools -- orbit Earth. This space junk became front page news two years ago, when a defunct Russian satellite and a privately owned...

LLNL researchers find way to mitigate traumatic brain injury in study for Joint IED Defeat Organization

Apr. 18, 2011 -  
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have found that soldiers using military helmets one size larger and with thicker pads could reduce the severity of traumatic brain injury (TBI) from blunt and ballistic impacts. Their results came after a one-year study funded by the U.S...